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  • Ambassador James C. Swan is about to hand the prize to Marie-Dolorose Masika. (State Dept. Images)

    Marie-Dolorose Masika Woman of Courage 2014

    On April 2, 2014, US Embassy Kinshasa awarded Marie-Dolorose Masika with the 2014 Woman of Courage Award. Marie-Dolorose Masika is the founder of FEPSI, an NGO based in Butembo (North Kivu) which manages a hospital and offers comprehensive support to female victims of sexual violence.

  • Entire Dance Crew takes a bow at the end of the performance. (State Dept. Images)

    Rythm in Motion Celebrates Black History Month

    Embassy Kinshasa sponsored Rhythm in Motion, a musical and dance performance that commemorated Black History Month and highlighted the contributions of Africans and African-Americans to mainstream American dance. Over 300 people attended the event on March 1.

  • Defense Attaché Colonel Lovelace handing a certificate to one of the trainees during CMO graduation ceremony. (State Dept. Images)

    OSC Organizes a Series of Military Activities

    During the last week of February 2014, the Embassy's Office of Security Cooperation organized a DIILS training on the rule of law for 2,000 new recruits of the DRC army and the inauguration of English labs in military academies in two DRC cities (Kinshasa and Kananga), as well as an all-female civil military operations(CMO) training.

  • Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative Ben Affleck with Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Russell Feingold and Secretary od State John Kerry. (State Dept. Images)

    Feingold, Affleck testify before U.S. Congress

    On Wednesday, February 26, Special Envoy to the Great Lakes and the DRC, Russell Feingold, actor and activist Ben Afflek, and others testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Congress on the situation in eastern Congo.

  • The Music Festival featured national and international artists. (State Dept. Images)

    A Music Festival for Peace and Reconciliation

    The Amani Peace Festival, which was partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Embassy, was held from February 14th-16th in Goma, North Kivu. The Festival was organized by local residents who believe that community must play a central role in promoting peace and security in their region.

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  • Dancers during the rehearsal. (State Dept. Images)
    Local Dancers Rehearse for the "Rythm In Motion" Event

    Local dancers rehearse under the direction of Professor Foeyeoto, Bana Yanga, and CALI in celebration of Black History Month. The event is sponsored by U.S. Embassy Kinshasa and CALI and took place on Saturday, 1 March 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00p.m. at College Boboto. The concert was free and open to the public.  

  • Panel of Experts debating legislative reforms against SGBV. (State Dept. Images)
    U.S. Embassy Hosts Panel Discussion on SGBV

    On Tuesday December 10, 2013, U.S. Embassy Kinshasa hosted a panel discussion to commemorate International Human Rights Day and mark the end of the Embassy’s 16 days of activism against sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). 

  • Papa Wemba highlights the importance of wearing condoms. (State Dept. Images)
    PEPFAR Caravan to Commemorate AIDS Day

    On December 16 and 17, 2013, PEPFAR, and the Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy, organized a caravan parade around Kinshasa to promote responsible behavior in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of PEPFAR activities.  

  • Young medical doctors at the 'Journées du jeune médecin'. (State Dept. Images)
    Embassy Presents at the DRC Young Doctors Forum

    On November 29, 2013, the Public Affairs Section (PAS) in Kinshasa participated in the first ever DRC Young Doctor Forum which connected young Congolese doctors with representatives from health organizations who are working in the Congo.  

  • Cultural Affairs Officer, Jehan Khaleeli, was among the panelists who helped to open the conference. (Dept. State Images)
    Embassy Launches Its First MOOC Pilote Program

    To commemorate International Education Week, PAS Kinshasa organized an education conference that focused on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), EducationUSA and IRC resources on November 16th. PAS Kinshasa also used this opportunity to launch their pilot MOOC program.